Posts Tagged With: Snacks

Recipe: Date-Nut Balls

Well – Christmas is almost here!  Where does the time go?  I shopped all day Saturday and Sunday.  My calves are still killing me.  It may take until after the New Year to recover.  The other thing I still need to work on: the food.  The goodies.  Everyone wants goodies. Right? Right.

Here’s another quick and easy recipe.  I personally do not like the ‘roll in coconut’ part of this recipe and I use powdered sugar instead, but for those who love coconut – go for it.

Date-Nut Balls

1 egg, well beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 8 oz. package chopped dates
2 cups Rice Krispies
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Flaked coconut

Mix egg, sugar, margarine, salt and dates in a saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until dates are soft and mixture is thick.  Place saucepan in ice water until mixture is cool enough to handle.  Add Rice Krispies and nuts; mix quickly.  Shape into small balls with buttered hands.  Roll each ball in coconut.  Or powdered sugar if you do not care for coconut.

Y’all Enjoy! And, make some goodies for Christmas. 🙂

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Recipe: Cheese Straws

I love cheese. Well – except that stinky cheese. But, I do love most cheese and anything made with cheese. This is one of my favorite snack recipes. Cheese Straws! Have you ever experienced a cheese straw? They are yummy. And, easy to make. I like mine spiced up with Tabasco, but plain cheese flavor is super delicious too. Give ‘um a try – I think you’ll like them.

Cheese Straws

2 cups grated cheese (sharp or regular)

½ cup butter or margarine

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons cold water

1-1/2 cups flour

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cream butter and cheese together. Sift flour and baking powder, add salt and pepper. Form in dough as pie crust. Roll out as thin as pastry. Cut in strips with a pastry wheel. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 8 minutes. Take up immediately and let cool.

Y’all Enjoy! 🙂

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Recipe: Carolyn’s Spinach Balls

Miss Carolyn and her husband, Mr. Donny, are dear friends of my parents and live just down the street from my parents.   They spend a lot of time together and check on one another every single day.  Miss Carolyn is a wonderful, sweet woman and a great cook.   This is one of her recipes that I just went nuts for the first time I sampled it.  Perfect party food and easy to make.  (It has to be easy, right? Right!)


1 box frozen spinach, thawed
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1 slice bread, toasted, crumbled
1 tsp. each, basil, oregano, salt and pepper
1 egg

 Thaw spinach, drain and squeeze out excess moisture.  Mix in all remaining ingredients.  Form into small balls.  Bake on cookie sheet for 8 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Y’all Enjoy! 🙂

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